#20 Fireside Chat: The Ultimate Showdown, Round 2 Monday 15 August, 2011
Team Peeta vs. Team Gale vs. Team Katniss
“The Ultimate Showdown, Round 2”
Click here to listen to Episode 20, or use the embedded player below.
Round 2 of our epic Team Peeta vs. Team Gale vs. Team Katniss debate aired LIVE this Monday, August 15, at 10pm ET/7pm PT! If you missed Round 1, check it out here. Team Peeta narrowly won our Round 1 poll by a mere seven votes. Who will win Round 2!? To spice things up a bit, we forced Adam to support Team Gale and ventured into scary, uncharged territory and asked the question: Is Katniss what’s best for Peeta?
Click here to vote in the Round 2 poll (note: located in our old promo at Picktainment.com).
– Before we got into the debate, we spoke with Lilit Marcus — rising star according to the New York Times — about the shocking news that Tyra Banks is writing a Hunger Games knock-off.
– We chatted briefly with Alex Boyd about his new album of Hunger Games-inspired music.
– We also talked briefly to Perri Nemiroff of Movies.com about her awesome Hunger Games Countdown series!
– And, in honor of Jennifer Lawrence’s birthday, we…well, you’ll just have to listen and find out!
Meet the competitors:
Shylah from Down with the Capitol
Arianna from Down with the Capitol
Crystal from Mockingjay.net and FictionalFood.net
Victoria from the Harry Potter Alliance (she also supports Team Katniss!)
“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. And only Peeta can give me that.”
“‘Maybe I’ll be like the man in the Hanging Tree still waiting for an answer.’ Gale, who I have never seen cry, has tears in his eyes. To keep them from spilling over, I reach forward and press my lips against his. We taste of heat, ashes and misery.”
“‘We could do it, you know,’ Gale says quietly. ‘What?’ I ask. ‘Leave the district. Run off. Live in the woods. You and I, we could make it,’ says Gale.”
“I want to tell him that he’s not being fair. That we were strangers. That I did what it took to stay alive, to keep us both alive in the arena. That I can’t explain how things are with Gale because I don’t know myself. That it’s no good loving me because I’m never going to get married anyway and he’d just end up hating me later instead of sooner. That if I do have feelings for him, it doesn’t matter because I’ll never be able to afford the kind of love that leads to a family, to children.”
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Follow this week’s participants on Twitter:
Adam Spunberg (Host): @AdamSpunberg
Savanna New (Co-Host/Producer): @MlleNouveau
Down with the Capitol (Team Peeta): @HungerGamesDWTC
Crystal (Team Peeta): @pikko / @mockingjaynet / @FictionalFood
V. Arrow (Team Peeta): @aimmyarrowshigh
Kim (Team Peeta): @lifeand100books
Rebekah (Team Peeta): @Rebekahdg
Amie Marie (Team Peeta): @jeamiemarie
Luly (Team Peeta): @starberrycookie
Jenn (Team Gale): @andweallcollide
Natalie (Team Gale): @nataliezutter / @crushabledotcom
The Hob (Team Katniss): @TheHobOrg
Ariel (Team Katniss): @Madam_Pince
Victoria (Team Peeta OR Katniss): @thehpalliance
Alex Boyd: @tlgtunes
Perri Nemiroff (Team Katniss): @PNemiroff
Lilit Marcus: @saveassistants